Category: Podcasts

Podcast: Challenges of a Small Engineering Team Revolutionizing Sales

How many engineers do you need to create a GitHub for Sales?

Anton led the Frontend Development and participated in the creation of a new search engine at aviasales.ru/jetradar.com – one of the biggest flight search engines. He created a new mobile ads codec at virool.com, which doubled the company view opportunities, and is currently running the engineering team as VP of Engineering at Bravado.co

Bravado is a professional network that helps B2B Sellers thrive in their careers by providing access to everything that is needed to land a great job, get promoted, and grow a career.

Podcast: Helping B2B Marketers Automate Paid Campaigns

Gil Allouche is the co-founder and CEO of Metadata Inc., a marketing software startup in San Francisco, CA that employs artificial intelligence and machine learning to make demand generation more predictable and scalable. Gil founded Metadata.io to make demand generation easy for non-technical marketers. The Metadata.io platform and AI Operator evolved from Gil’s experiences hacking various marketing and CRM systems to get the solutions he needed.

Prior to founding Metadata, Gil was VP of Marketing at Qubole, a Big Data SaaS startup in Mountain View, CA. Gil has also held senior marketing and product management positions at TIBCO Software, Karmasphere, and 1Yell.

Podcast: The Intersection of Machine Learning and Human Conversations

Surbhi Rathore is the CEO & Co-Founder @ Symbl.ai. She is on a mission to democratize conversation understanding by making it simple to deploy contextual intelligence and analytics across voice, text and video communication, for any stage software.

As co-founder and CEO of Symbl.ai, she is bringing to life her vision for a programmable platform built on easy to deploy APIs and SDKs. With her journey from a software developer to first time founder and moving to the US to build Symbl, which is now a Series A startup with $24M in venture financing and more scaling with 70+ team across time zones, she is an opportunity creator and believer.

Podcast: Keeping Control – How AI and Fintech Are Putting Music Artists Back in the Driver’s Seat

Peter Sinclair is an “accidental participant” in the music industry. Before joining Universal Music Group in 2015, Peter built an extensive track record launching and growing digital-forward businesses in the finance, gifting and consumer product sectors. He has repeatedly taken companies and business units from pre-revenue to rapid scale.

He co-founded beatBread in 2020 as a means to empower more artists to advance their careers without giving up ownership of their masters or the ability to make their own career decisions.

Peter also has experience serving customers neglected by “the mainstream industry”. Peter built and scaled the direct to consumer business at Green Dot, a company that increased access and reduced the cost of financial services for individuals who were ignored and overcharged by traditional banks. Peter saw the urgent need for a new paradigm in artist funding in his five years at Universal, where he oversaw ecommerce for the world’s largest music company.

Podcast: Building Trust with eCommerce Consumers

Ken Muir is the Chief Executive Officer at Buku Ship – a SaaS company that specializes in eCommerce shipping CX.

Over his 25+ years of experience in the software industry, Ken has held positions as a Software Engineer (where he holds 3 US patents), various engineering leadership roles, Chief of Staff to the CEO and Chief Technology Officer of a $1B public company. Ken was the CEO of privately held GWAVA Inc. based in Montreal, Canada which he led to a high-multiple acquisition by Micro Focus in 2016. He was the General Manager of Micro Focus’ AI & Analytics business unit based in Cambridge UK and was the Worldwide Sales VP role for their archiving, eDiscovery and compliance business unit.

Podcast: Designing the Future of the Metaverse

Marcus Segal is CEO and co-founder of ForeVR, a game developer bringing the most popular IRL games to Virtual Reality. Segal co-founded the company with Michael Pagano Doom to translate the most popular real life games into compelling multiplayer social experiences in VR. As consumer accessibility to VR technology becomes a reality for more and more consumers, ForeVR is uniquely positioned to offer a new and unique interactive entertainment experience. Segal’s job as CEO is to build and grow ForeVR into a premiere VR global game developer.

Segal’s worlds as a tech strategist, investor and producer are converging with the launch of ForeVR. At global interactive entertainment company Zynga, Segal helped pioneer social gaming as SVP of Global Operations and COO of Worldwide Game Studios and was part of the team that made the company one of the fastest-growing companies ever to hit $1B in revenue.

Podcast: Resilience and the Path to Achieving the Dream

Daniel Daoura is founder and CTO of Pebblebee, a Seattle-based technology company that produces smart tracking solutions to help people track what matters most in life. A self-described “geek” at heart, he’s always been a technology enthusiast with a great passion for inventing new products.

Years ago, while struck by the daily grind of looking for his keys, remotes, wallet, and dog, he knew there had to be a way to apply technology to more easily locate items of global importance. His idea turned into a prototype that became a rapidly growing business. A former Boeing military communications engineer, Daoura has helped elevate Pebblebee as a pioneer in the smart device tracking industry, selling millions of products worldwide, and consistently investing in innovation to create premium, dependable solutions.

Podcast: AI in Compliance and Security

As Chief Product Officer at Behavox, Gagan Gulati helps guide the Product vision, strategy and roadmap across our products across multiple industry verticals. Behavox uses NLP, Machine Learning and AI to protect our customers from illegal, immoral and malicious insiders.

Before joining Behavox, Gagan was a Partner and Director for PM for Data Protection and Governance products at Microsoft where he took multiple products including Azure RMS, Azure Information Protection, Microsoft Information Protection and Azure Purview from incubation to their incredible growth, usage and success.

Podcast: Employee Loyalty

Drew Carter is the CEO at Whistle Systems. He brings 20 years of experience in software development, data science, and customer loyalty to the employee loyalty space.

Recognized as one of the most influential leaders in the incentive and recognition industry by Incentive Magazine, he has focused on corporate strategy, data science, analytics strategy, design and implementation, strategic marketing, and more.

Podcast: Application Security Needs Automation

Nikhil Gupta is the founder and CEO of ArmorCode, the Silicon Valley startup delivering application security at the speed of DevOps.

Gupta is a successful serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience leading high-growth security teams. Prior to founding ArmorCode, Gupta was the CEO and Co-founder of Avid Secure (acquired by Sophos), a market-leading AI-powered multi-cloud security and compliance platform.

Gupta is also one of the creators of The Purple Book (thepurplebook.club), a diverse community of application security leaders who are examining issues related to software security, a topic that has sparked immense interest given recent high-profile cyberattacks on government entities, public sector organizations, and private companies.

Gupta is adept at leading cross-functional, transformational initiatives and has held several leadership positions in VMware, Cisco, ForeScout, Ericsson, Alcatel, and Bell Labs. Nikhil holds an MBA from Columbia Business School as well as a BS and MS in Computer Science.

Podcast: The Breakup Is Inevitable: Your Data and Applications

Dan DeMers, CEO and Co-Founder of Cinchy, is a business leader and pioneer in data solutions and the emerging dataware category. Before founding Cinchy, he spent over a decade at some of the largest financial institutions in the world, delivering mission-critical global systems and overseeing multi-million-dollar technology investments. During that time, he saw upfront how half of all IT resources get wasted on integration efforts.

Data marts, data warehouses, data lakes and lake houses, data mesh and even data fabric solutions didn’t solve the core problems or fix analytics issues. They all ignored or “worked around” the underlying problem. DeMers realized that a true solution would have to change the way we originate, manage, and share data within and across operational systems and business processes.

Cinchy was born out of that vision, and has already made huge advances in simplifying processes around data. He has forcefully advocated this transformation at many leading conferences, including TechCrunch, Finovate, Strata NYC, and Ai4.

Podcast: Proptech Is Just Fintech With a “P”

Joseph Polverari is co-founder and general partner of Silicon Valley-based PURE Property Management, the fastest growing profitable residential property management and technology company in the U.S. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and fintech pioneer who led corporate development and strategy at Yodlee through its IPO and acquisition.

Today he is co-leading PURE on a similar journey. PURE acquires residential property management companies and invests in their people and processes by deploying technology and providing operational efficiencies, creating simple and satisfying experiences for residents and investors, including institutional portfolio managers.

Podcast: The Infinite Brand Extensibility of the Metaverse


Ann Hand serves as CEO and Chairman of Super League Gaming. She brings to her current role over 25 years of experience as a market-facing executive across several industries, including consumer retail and sustainability.

As CEO and Chairman, Ann shapes and guides Super League’s growth-focused mission of building and operating multiple networks of games, monetization tools, and content channels across metaverse gaming platforms that empower developers, energize players and entertain fans. The company’s solutions provide incomparable access to an audience of players in the most significant global metaverse environments, fans of hundreds of thousands of gaming influencers, and viewers of gameplay content across major social media and digital video platforms. Ann’s proven track record in brand creation and her expertise working at the intersection of social impact and consumer trends and technology give her a unique perspective and ability to guide Super League’s path into the future. At her core, Ann is a retailer, operator, and builder of enduring strategic partnerships, brands, and cultures.

Podcast: Using Tech to Connect Siloed Functions

Dave Bunce is the CEO of Morphio, a mar-tech platform focused on protecting and optimizing digital ad investment. Prior to Morphio, Dave spent the last six years as VP Finance and later COO of Arcane Digital, a digital marketing agency that was a two-time recipient of Deloitte’s Fast 50 award. It was within this environment that Morphio was initially incubated.
Earlier in his career, Dave was in public accounting as a manager at PwC. Dave holds a CPA designation and Bachelor of Business Administration.

Dave regularly speaks on the topics of transitioning from a service business to the world of SaaS as well as bridging the gap between historically disparate business functions.

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